On This Day

January 1901 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Torsten Ralf, Swedish operatic tenor (Daphne - "Apollo"), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • Jan 10 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Jan 17 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • Jan 26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967)
  • Jan 31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Edmond Dédé, Creole-American violinist and composer (Quasimodo Symphony; Mephisto Masque), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
  • Jan 13 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • Jan 24 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, dies at 68

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan 27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), dies at 77